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Bangladeshi war-crimes tribunal sentences two men to be hanged

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Prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina
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A Bangladeshi war-crimes tribunal has sentenced two men - now living abroad - to death by hanging. The men, who currently live in New York and London, were tried in absentia. They were found guilty of murdering 18 people during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Human rights groups have criticised the country’s tribunal. They say it has a strong judicial bias toward the prosecution. RFI speaks to Toby Cadman, the lawyer for Chowdhury Mueen Uddi, one of the convicted men.